Our committee is made up of dedicated volunteers who have a passion for creating, producing and performing in live theatre.
OUR TEAM PRESIDENT: Ashleigh Henry 0400228728 I firstname.lastname@example.org Ashleigh is 19 years old and has been a member of YouthARK Theatre since its establishment in 2014 (with a short time off to focus on her studies). Ashleigh is a highly involved member of the theatre community in ares such including acting, directing, backstage, makeup and costuming. She is currently studying a Masters in Secondary Education in a double degree with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in drama and performing arts. Her main ambition is to promote the benefits of theatre and artistic expression to the upcoming technological generation. Previously she has completed VCE Theatre Studies, Deakin University Theatre Workshops and a summer musical theatre program with the National Institute of Dramatic Arts .
SECRETARY & REGISTRAR: Joel Peters email@example.com Joel is 17 years old, and a founding member of YouthARK Theatre, having been involved in every production since the commencement of the company in 2014. Having recently completed year 12 (with Drama and Theatre Studies being his top subjects) Joel now devotes all of his free time to theatre, whether it is acting, directing, backstage or operating tech equipment. Joel aspires to work in theatre professionally some day, in all aspects of production. He is passionate about his work with YouthARK, and aspires to allow other young people to pursue their passion in producing theatre.
TREASURER: Christopher Keuken firstname.lastname@example.org Chris is 21 years old and was one of the founding members of YouthARK Theatre. He is currently studying a diploma course of Live Production and Technical Services. His main ambition is to explore all aspects of theatre technologies and develop a career in providing technical services for performances and events. His favourite show is 'Matilda' because of the brilliant use of lighting and projection to both convey the story and create an atmosphere of magic and excitement that enthralls children in the wonder of theatre.
FUNDRAISING AND SPONSORSHIP LIAISON: Candice Farrugia-Roberts email@example.com Candice is 18 years old and has been a member of YouthARK Theatre since its first full-length production in 2015. As a writer, director and performer, she believes that YouthARK Theatre will give her, and many others, the capacity to express themselves creatively and develop their abilities on and off of the stage. She believes that theatre does not create friends, it creates family. Although unable to identify a singular favourite, Candice adores all theatre that leaves the audience smiling for the sake of smiling.
MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER: Ryan Abblitt firstname.lastname@example.org Ryan is 17 years old. His past experience with YouthARK includes acting in there first full length play Robin Hood (2015) as well as being the lighting operator in there first musical Camp Rock (2016). Ryan is Currently a year 12 student where he is enrolled Theatre Studies and also helps as a lighting technician for his school events, he loves all aspects of theatre and is always looking to expand his knowledge. Ryan's goal as Marketing and PR rep, is to largely expand the companies name to bring in more members, therefore make our shows bigger and the best they can be. Ryan's favourite musical is Avenue Q. He loves the comedy with in and the brilliant idea of having a show that stylised as if it would be aimed at children but really isn't.
SECRETARY: Meagan Farrugia-Roberts email@example.com Meagan is 16 years old and has been involved with YouthARK Theatre since its production of Camp Rock in 2016. Currently in Year 11, Meagan has loved every theatre elective she's taken so far and is studying Drama and Theatre Studies in VCE. In the long term, she dreams of working in all areas of theatre, especially acting and directing. As general member, she contributes to decisions made regarding the future and direction of the YouthARK, and she is excited for the opportunities the company will bring to herself and the community!
PAST COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Shannon Lowden II Jack Blackey II Mitchell Kalika II Peter Verhagen II Brady Gray II Alexandria Keuken